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11th Sep '17 8:03:58 PM PaulA
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* From Douglas Adams:
** ''Life, the Universe, and Everything'' has Agrajag's shrine to Arthur Dent, which looks just like it was carved out of the inside of a mountain. Because it was.

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* From Douglas Adams:
** ''Life, the Universe, and Everything''
Adams: ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' has Agrajag's shrine to Arthur Dent, which looks just like it was carved out of the inside of a mountain. Because it was.
11th Sep '17 8:03:31 PM PaulA
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* In Mary Gentle's ''Orthe'' series, Golden architecture in general seems to have been made of this trope, which is made much more explicit in the second book, ''Ancient Light''. Like Creator/HPLovecraft (whom see), Gentle uses 'cyclopean' in reference to this kind of architecture. The Emperor's throne room, seen in flashback, is poorly lit, so that someone standing in it "cannot see how high the walls are, or how far above is the ceiling of this great hall." It contains "great pillars; yards in circumference, vanishing up into darkness".

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* In Mary Gentle's Creator/MaryGentle's ''Orthe'' series, Golden architecture in general seems to have been made of this trope, which is made much more explicit in the second book, ''Ancient Light''. Like Creator/HPLovecraft (whom see), Gentle uses 'cyclopean' in reference to this kind of architecture. The Emperor's throne room, seen in flashback, is poorly lit, so that someone standing in it "cannot see how high the walls are, or how far above is the ceiling of this great hall." It contains "great pillars; yards in circumference, vanishing up into darkness".



* Whenever Creator/HPLovecraft uses the term 'cyclopean', look out for this trope. Used this in flashback in ''The Shadow Out of Time'', with bonus BottomlessPits.

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* Whenever Creator/HPLovecraft uses the term 'cyclopean', look out for this trope. Used this in flashback in ''The Shadow Out of Time'', "Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime", with bonus BottomlessPits.
30th Jun '17 6:11:35 AM Gigabic
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* The underground lab the "Hollow Bastion" area of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.

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* The underground lab the "Hollow Bastion" area of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. There are large unfurnished rooms scattered around the hallway which seem to serve no purpose whatsoever. In the same game, [[spoiler: Organization XIII's castle in The World that Never Was. Sora does not come across a single room of any practical purpose in his route through the castle, almost all of which have incredibly high ceilings and open areas, and most of them seem to be just places for Nobodies to spawn and attack Sora. Even the elevator is needlessly large, and there is no object in the castle which requires such an elevator to transport.]] In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', [[spoiler: it is shown that the castle has some practical rooms such as bedrooms for each member as well as a library and computer room, but no explanation was ever given for the large, open rooms seen in Kingdom Hearts II.]]
23rd Jun '17 1:01:34 PM Gosicrystal
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'':

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife''[=/=]''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'':''VideoGame/HalfLife'':



** The Black Mesa facility and the Aperture Science Enrichment Centre are very overbuilt, though the necessities of [[ForScience Science!]] mitigate this a bit. Black Mesa features a wealth of BottomlessPits and absurdly large rooms of dubious utility, particularly in the places the tram-lines run through, and deserves special mention for its truly gargantuan bio-dome enclosures and numerous [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer cavernous sewers]]. Aperture Science on the other hand has test chambers that are multiple stories tall, and the already unnecessarily large room that houses [=GLaDOS=] is in the center of a yet larger room whose dimensions are too great to see to the other side of. Black Mesa is a decommissioned ICBM launch facility: it's probable that, similar to the rocket hangars at Cape Canaveral, all the huge amounts of unused space in the building were once used for storing enormous atomic missiles.
** In ''VideoGame/HalfLife1: Blue Shift'' the training level for the security guards (apparently one must get used to the body armor) is half a mile long, easy.
*** For as large as Black Mesa is, if you [[http://www.nextdimension.org/bmrf/Black_Mesa_Research_Facility_HL_Map.jpg map out the facility]] (warning: HUGE image), you'll notice some interesting things; for instance, the big sludge pit in "Blast Pit" is mere ''feet'' away, on the other side of a wall, from the test chamber where everything goes wrong.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' it's revealed that while the Computer Aided Enrichment Center of is pretty big, it's only one part of Aperture Science Facility as a whole. The main testing area is a massive modular series of ever shifting panels connected by catwalks and lifts, containing manufacturing facilities and assembly plants for the testing chambers, as well as a ''[[ILoveNuclearPower nuclear reactor]]''. The Incinerator, which was just a hole in the ground in the first game, is revealed to be the size of a cathedral. The maintenance tunnels are massive, and the lower portion of the enrichment center is filled with layer upon layer of abandoned "Science Spheres" (the precursors of the modular Test Chambers), stacked one on top of the other in 9 colossal shafts. They even use enormous hatches the size of a small house to block off perfectly ordinary doors (though that last part [[RuleOfFunny was just a visual gag]]).

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** The Black Mesa facility and the Aperture Science Enrichment Centre are is very overbuilt, though the necessities of [[ForScience Science!]] mitigate this a bit. Black Mesa features a wealth of BottomlessPits and absurdly large rooms of dubious utility, particularly in the places the tram-lines run through, and deserves special mention for its truly gargantuan bio-dome enclosures and numerous [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer cavernous sewers]]. Aperture Science on the other hand has test chambers that are multiple stories tall, and the already unnecessarily large room that houses [=GLaDOS=] is in the center of a yet larger room whose dimensions are too great to see to the other side of. Black Mesa is a decommissioned ICBM launch facility: it's probable that, similar to the rocket hangars at Cape Canaveral, all the huge amounts of unused space in the building were once used for storing enormous atomic missiles.
** In ''VideoGame/HalfLife1: Blue Shift'' the training level for the security guards (apparently one must get used to the body armor) is half a mile long, easy.
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easy. For as large as Black Mesa is, if you [[http://www.nextdimension.org/bmrf/Black_Mesa_Research_Facility_HL_Map.jpg map out the facility]] (warning: HUGE image), you'll notice some interesting things; for instance, the big sludge pit in "Blast Pit" is mere ''feet'' away, on the other side of a wall, from the test chamber where everything goes wrong.
** In * The Aperture Science Enrichment Centre in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' is very overbuilt, though the necessities of [[ForScience Science!]] mitigate this a bit. The test chambers are multiple stories tall, and the already unnecessarily large room that houses [=GLaDOS=] is in the center of a yet larger room whose dimensions are too great to see to the other side of. Then in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' it's revealed that while the Computer Aided Enrichment Center of is pretty big, it's that's only one part of Aperture Science Facility as a whole. The main testing area is a massive modular series of ever shifting panels connected by catwalks and lifts, containing manufacturing facilities and assembly plants for the testing chambers, as well as a ''[[ILoveNuclearPower nuclear reactor]]''. The Incinerator, which was just a hole in the ground in the first game, is revealed to be the size of a cathedral. The maintenance tunnels are massive, and the lower portion of the enrichment center is filled with layer upon layer of abandoned "Science Spheres" (the precursors of the modular Test Chambers), stacked one on top of the other in 9 colossal shafts. They even use enormous hatches the size of a small house to block off perfectly ordinary doors (though that last part [[RuleOfFunny was just a visual gag]]).
17th Jun '17 9:35:52 AM Discar
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* ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': When Draco, Harry, and Hermione become generals of the student armies, they are given their own private offices. Draco and Harry find them bizarrely huge, with Draco unable to think of any reason for their size other than to show off the generals' status, and Harry not even thinking of that. It doesn't occur to either of them that they might be meant to use that space to meet with their advisors, because it doesn't occur to them that they might want to ''have'' advisors. Hermione, understanding their psychology, had her officers' chairs removed for her meeting with Draco.

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15th Apr '17 10:28:47 PM memememememe
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** On Holy Terra there is the Eternity Gate, a colossal chamber leading to the Sanctum Imperialis, where the Emperor Himself sits atop the Golden Throne. The Gate lies at the end of a mile-long aisle, the gargoyle-covered roof hangs half a mile overhead past clouds of incense and swarms of fluttering Cherubim, and the thousand steps leading to the portal take pilgrims through a forest of banners and standards from warriors over the past ten millennia. The Eternity Gate itself is large enough to accommodate HumongousMecha, while the Imperial Palace it stands in covers most of Europe.

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** On Holy Terra there is the Eternity Gate, a colossal chamber leading to the Sanctum Imperialis, where the Emperor Himself sits atop the Golden Throne. The Gate lies at the end of a mile-long aisle, the gargoyle-covered roof hangs half a mile overhead past clouds of incense and swarms of fluttering Cherubim, and the thousand steps leading to the portal take pilgrims through a forest of banners and standards from warriors over the past ten millennia. The Eternity Gate itself is large enough to accommodate HumongousMecha, while the Imperial Palace it stands in covers most all of Europe.the Himalayas.
4th Mar '17 5:44:14 PM Kalmbach
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* Among the structures planned for Hitler's new German capital included a dome many times larger than any ever built. How it would be built was never fully engineered. The central dome of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkshalle Volkshalle]] was theorized to produce acoustics that would either render any speech unintelligible or magnify a speaker's voice to deafening levels, and would have been large enough to produce its own weather systems and indoor rain as the breathing and perspiration of its occupants precipitated. Since Berlin was built on swampland, the whole building would have sunk and/or collapsed under its own weight, but Hitler, being Hitler, decided to ignore this fact. Similarly, the new German Reichstag was built to almost comical dimensions, intended to impress visitors in the way parodied in ''TheGreatDictator''.

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* Among the structures planned for Hitler's new German capital included a dome many times larger than any ever built. How it would be built was never fully engineered. The central dome of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkshalle Volkshalle]] was theorized to produce acoustics that would either render any speech unintelligible or magnify a speaker's voice to deafening levels, and would have been large enough to produce its own weather systems and indoor rain as the breathing and perspiration of its occupants precipitated. Since Berlin was built on swampland, the whole building would have sunk and/or collapsed under its own weight, but Hitler, being Hitler, decided to ignore this fact. Similarly, the new German Reichstag Reich Chancellery was built to almost comical dimensions, intended to impress visitors in the way parodied in ''TheGreatDictator''.
4th Mar '17 5:36:24 PM Kalmbach
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* Among the structures planned for Hitler's new German capital included a dome many times larger than any ever built. How it would be built was never fully engineered. The central dome of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkshalle Volkshalle]] was theorized to produce acoustics that would either render any speech unintelligible or magnify a speaker's voice to deafening levels, and would have been large enough to produce its own weather systems and indoor rain as the breathing and perspiration of its occupants precipitated. Since Berlin was built on swampland, the whole building would have sunk and/or collapsed under its own weight, but Hitler, being Hitler, decided to ignore this fact.

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* Among the structures planned for Hitler's new German capital included a dome many times larger than any ever built. How it would be built was never fully engineered. The central dome of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkshalle Volkshalle]] was theorized to produce acoustics that would either render any speech unintelligible or magnify a speaker's voice to deafening levels, and would have been large enough to produce its own weather systems and indoor rain as the breathing and perspiration of its occupants precipitated. Since Berlin was built on swampland, the whole building would have sunk and/or collapsed under its own weight, but Hitler, being Hitler, decided to ignore this fact. Similarly, the new German Reichstag was built to almost comical dimensions, intended to impress visitors in the way parodied in ''TheGreatDictator''.


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* Not to be outdone, Stalin planned the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_the_Soviets Palace of the Soviets]] to have a domed audience chamber of similar scale to the ''Volkshalle'', but the exterior structure was to be even larger, with the dome surmounted by a skyscraper as big as the Empire State Building, with that topped by a statue of Lenin as big as the Statue of Liberty. This project never got further than a huge hole in Moscow before defeating the ''Wehrmacht'' became a greater priority, and the project died with Stalin. Also like the ''Volkshalle'', such a structure was pretty much impossible to construct, especially on Stalin's chosen site, the bank of the Moskva River.
26th Feb '17 5:03:33 PM thatother1dude
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* Las Noches in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is large enough to have its own sky, and extremely large towers. It's also literally the only building in that dimension, so it's not like they didn't have the space to do whatever they wanted.

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Las Noches in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is large enough to have its own sky, and extremely large towers. It's also literally the only building in that dimension, so it's not like they didn't have the space to do whatever they wanted.
30th Jan '17 2:05:17 PM petersohn
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** In "The Sword", the light well containing the sword itself. Arguably a JustifiedTrope, since the whole mission is a test to see if Garrett should be hired to steal the Eye. The area in which the Eye is located is somewhat similar to the area around the sword -- a levitating object with enemies guarding it below, but which is accessible from above.

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** In "The Sword", the light well containing the sword itself. Arguably a JustifiedTrope, since the whole mission is a test to see if Garrett should be hired to steal the Eye. The area in which the Eye is located is ismercury somewhat similar to the area around the sword -- a levitating object with enemies guarding it below, but which is accessible from above.


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*''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' likes this trope very much. Huge interiors can be found in basically any dungeon.
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